As we come to the close of 2018 and take a moment to reflect on the past year, Maryland’s hospitals and health systems are gearing up for the next phase in your efforts to transform health care.
Beginning January 1, Maryland’s hospitals will operate under a new contract with the federal government, the Total Cost of Care Model. The model will test whether successes of the All-Payer Model – cost containment and quality and safety improvements – can grow to embrace all health care providers in the state.
The new model also offers our hospitals and health systems the opportunity to lead in advancing the health of all Marylanders. That’s what really drives you. So, it’s now embedded in MHA’s mission and vision.
This work will consume much of our energy in 2019 and beyond as we help hospitals to partner with physicians, community behavioral care providers, post-acute care providers, and others to keep people healthy and, when they need care, to make it efficient and of the highest quality.
We, at your Maryland Hospital Association, are grateful for your continued support and engagement in these collective efforts.
We wish you and yours a happy, restful, and safe holiday and a happy New (Model) Year.